Forward Helix Piercing FAQ

2/13/2018 12:23 PM

Forward Helix Piercing Guide

A helix piercing is located on the upper outer rim of cartilage of the ear, while a forward helix is positioned opposite on the inner upper rim of the ear near the “side burn” area where the ear and the head meet. Because of the positioning of this piercing, it can be quite dainty. It can even be done as a double or triple forward helix along the entire rim of the ear.

What Jewelry is Worn in a Forward Helix Piercing?

Just like most cartilage piercings, a small ring, circular barbell (that won’t impede hearing or mess with any other ear piercings nearby) or a small helix labret stud. A helix stud consists of a ball end or flat back end, a post and a jeweled front that screw on and off.

 

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Shop CBR Jewelry

New glass captive bead rings are now available! These come in sizes / gauges: 6G, 4G, 2G, 0G, and 00G. Sold individually at $8.95/pc. Multiple colors to pick from including black, blue, clear, green, and red. Two diameters available in 1/2" (13mm) and 5/8" (16mm). Can be used for septum and ear lobe piercings. Black rubber ball with two indents to hold firmly in place. 

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Stud Piercing

Stud earrings are the most popular kind of piercing jewelry, because so many people have their ears pierced! It’s the piercing most of us grew up on, and is probably the piercing that started out our addictions for other body piercings. Even though it was probably your first piercing does mean it has to be left behind. Maybe you’ve noticed but we’re obsessed with layering ear piercings. But while styles like the constellation ear trend may be pretty feminine in style, here are some stud earring options for whether you’re a girl or a guy!

 

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2017 End of the Year Sale!

12/22/2017 11:22 AM

UrbanBodyJewelry.com Holiday Sale

Well, it's that time again! This year we're holding our annual end of the year sale for 3 days. The sale starts one week from today, December 29th, 30th, and 31st. Take 25% OFF your entire order with promo code: END17. Free domestic shipping on orders over $20 so make sure you take advantage. Plugs, nipple jewelry, navel jewelry, septum jewelry we have it all. Happy Holidays!

Check out the video below for all the details

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Glass Gauges

Glass plugs are the coolest, aren’t they? You spent so much time stretching your ears, it’s now time to show them off. That means inside and out! Check out these favorites that just hit the Urban Body Jewelry store.

These pieces are all diachroic glass plugs. This means that they reflect a number of different colors of light, oftentimes crossing over each other to create a rainbow of colors as they overlap. Just check out these coastal dichroic glass plugs. They start with a light orange, into yellow, green, light blue to a darker blue, seamlessly. That’s truly an oceanic colour scheme, don’t you think? Flowing from color to color just like a reflection on the sea! Available in size: 2G, 0G, 00G, 1/2", 9/16", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1 inch, and 1 & 1/8" inch.

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Double Flared Arcadia Pink and Purple Dichroic Glass Plugs will also show a gorgeous array of colors depending on which ever way your body turns! Look at that picture! From bright purple and a bright pink, with a little black, grey, blue, green, yellow and ever red thrown in! They’re super cute. Available in 2G, 0G, 00G, 1/2", 9/16", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1 inch, and 1 & 1/8" inch.

But if those are a little much for you, stay mellow with these arcadia blue and green dichroic glass plugs. They look just like the floor of the ocean!

Dichroic Glass

Would you wear these? Shop them now and more styles of glass plugs right here.

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Unique Tragus Piercing Jewelry!

12/11/2017 12:15 PM

Tragus Piercing Jewelry

When it comes to tragus piercing jewelry you have so many options! Almost any kind of piercing jewelry can be used in a healed tragus piercing.

You can rock anything from studs, flat back posts, captive bead rings, circular barbells, straight barbells, curved barbells, segment rings. The options are endless! Just keep in mind that some earphones don’t mix well with certain styles of piercing jewelry! You wouldn’t want to get caught up. Other than that, it all depends on the look you’re opting for! Here are some of our favourite unique tragus jewelry types for you to consider.

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Dermal Punches Explained!

11/30/2017 1:39 PM

All About Dermal Punches

There’s no doubt if you read throughout our catalogue of blog posts on piercing aftercare and stretching, you’ve come across the term piercing “punch” or dermal punch. But what exactly is a dermal punch in relation to body modification?

What is a dermal punch?

The proper name for a piercing punch is a dermal punch. Dermal referencing the dermatological aspect of the process – this occurs to skin – and punch referring the actual act of punching through the dermal layer. They are also known as “biopsy” which refers to the surgical removal of tissue from the body.

During this process a dermal punch is used instead of the piercing needle. A dermal punch is a sharp round cookie cutter like implement, that when pressed onto flesh will remove a circular section of it.

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Black Friday Sale 2017

11/9/2017 10:39 AM

UrbanBodyJewelry 2017 Sale

Our biggest sale of the year is starting in just two weeks from tomorrow! For 24 hours only, on November 24th we will be having our annual Black Friday sale. Take advantage of 30% off your entire order. The code for the sale is: BLACK30. Just punch that in upon checking out and you will receive 30% OFF. We have over 3,000 styles for all piercings; plugs, nose rings, navel rings, septum rings and clickers, cartilage barbells, nipple jewelry and more! You don't want to miss this.

 

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Ear Gauges Care

Stretching your ears properly and safely can take a long time - from the initial stretch to waiting weeks or even months between sizes. Once you’ve reached your goal size, or a size on the way that you’ve been sitting comfortably at for a while, the job is not over. Here are some simple ear stretching maintenance tips and techniques to keep your stretched ears looking their best.

When thinking about stretched ear maintenance we mean how to keep your plugs clean and massaging your ears.

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Gauges Point of no Return

The point of no return when thinking about ear stretching is a term that is used to define the point at which you may be able to stretch your piercing (typically speaking about ears, but stretching other piercings have their own point of no return) that when you take out the plugs for an extended period of time it will not shrink back to fit a smaller size of jewelry.

So what is the point of no return for stretched ears?

Every body is different when it comes to healing. You might know someone who was able to stretch their ears to a large size and they were still able to comfortably downsize back to a smaller size. Or you might know someone who stretched to a minimal size that was stuck at that size.

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Caring for Organic Wood Jewelry

Organic plugs, including wooden plugs, can be gorgeous additions to your body! But without proper aftercare your beautiful wooden plugs could turn out dry, brittle and cracked. No one wants that! Let your wooden plugs last forever and keep them looking brand new by following the three simple steps to wooden plug aftercare.

Avoid water at all costs.

Whether it’s an ocean, lake, jucuzi, pool, bath or even a shower always remember to take your wooden plugs or body jewelry out first!

If you are forgetful, it might be best to stick to water proof jewelry for everyday wear and opt to wear your wooden plugs and other wooden body jewelry on special events only.

The reason to avoid water is because wood acts like a sponge and will absorb it. This causes the plug to expand. Eventually, when the plug is no longer wet, this water will evaporate. When this water evaporates it will lead to your wooden plug cracking and drying out.

 

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New Glass Spiral Plugs / Gauges

Blue dichroic glass spirals  is a bit of a mouthful, but by just taking a look at them you’ll be in love in no time. These, new to our store, plug spirals are unique and so interesting to look at. They’re the perfect body jewelry piece to add a fun touch to any look!

The term “dichroic” refers to the process of oxidizing super thin layers of metals like gold, silver, magnesium or even titanium leaving a condensed pattern on the surface of the glass that looks something like crystals. This process means that each and every single one of these pieces of jewelry will be one of a kind and truly unique.

Here we have three different styles of blue dichroic glass spirals for stretched ears.

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